The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 28 Feb - ONR.
Fri 27 Mar - Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)
Fri 3 Apr - Miracle Glass Company
Sat 11 Apr - MacTallica
Sat 18 Apr - McFleetwood
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 29 Feb
Dubsidence - Sat 7 Mar
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EXTERNAL LINKS
Live Band Listings

For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Friday 28 February
ONR.ONR.

With an understated confidence and maturity, ONR cites David Bowie and Arcade Fire as his musical inspirations. After leaking his first single “Jericho” through indie music label Leftwing, he released four singles that made waves on both sides of the Atlantic, and has spent the last year touring with artists such as Bastille, Lewis Capaldi and Jake Bugg.

He has been featured in major publications such as the The Village Voice, Huffington Post and CLASH Magazine, as well as being one of BBC Introducing’s featured Great Escape artists.

ONR has worked with producers Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag & Bone Man), James Flannigan (Kodaline, Hayley Kiyoko), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd) and legendary mixer Spike Stent (Massive Attack, Frank Ocean).

Having just finished his first US and European tours, his tracks have been featured on New Music Friday and Viral 50 UK playlists on Spotify, as well as Breaking Alternative and Best of the Week playlists on Apple Music.


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 29 February
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 7 March
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Friday 27 March
Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)

Eric Bell - The 50th Anniversary Tour

In 1969 Eric Bell walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered a pint and settled down to watch a band play. Two of the members of that band were Brian Downey and Phil Lynott. He was knocked out by what he saw and heard and asked them to form a band with him. Both duly obliged and within weeks Thin Lizzy was born.

The three of them worked very hard both in the studio and on the road and were eventually rewarded with a hit single, the anthemic - Whiskey In The Jar - which catapulted them into world wide recognition. Their new found popularity kept them very busy. There was a lot of pressure, both touring and recording and eventually Eric conceded that, health wise it was a bit too much for him to handle and left the band.

Noel Redding, bass player to Jimi Hendrix, befriended Eric and they were soon recording and touring together through Europe and America.

In the late seventies Bo Diddley came to the UK to tour and asked Eric, who else, to play guitar with him.

Eric eventually decided to forge a solo career, playing in his favourite 3 piece format and has over the years recorded a host of albums both live and studio and most recently has recorded two highly acclaimed albums, Exile and Standing At A Bus Stop. Both albums contain songs that have been laying dormant for a number of years and have now been given a well deserved airing.

2019/2020 is the 50th anniversary of Thin Lizzy and Eric will celebrate this landmark the way he likes best, playing live in as many towns and cities as possible.

He brings with him two musicians who are also no slouches when it comes to recording and touring; Dave Wintour on bass and Romek Parol on drums, who, between them, have a client list that looks like a who's who of the rock'n'roll world.

Eric will work his way through a playlist of songs that takes him from early days and influences, through his 'Lizzy' days, through his back catalogue and right up to the present day.

The evening will be full of surprises as no two nights are ever the same ....


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £15 . Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 3 April
Miracle Glass CompanyMiracle Glass Company

plus The Lutras

Widely regarded as the best guitar band in the UK right now, Miracle Glass Company prove that three is without a doubt the magic number - combining drums, bass and guitar with three lead vocals and three-part harmonies to create a beautifully familiar and instantly loveable sound. Fusing psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll with classic pop sensibility, blistering musicianship and three completely unique voices, The List said of their debut album MGC 1 ‘timeless, it conjures up memories of the Lennon/McCartney partnership at the peak of their powers’. Their live shows have enticed aficionados such as Kyle Falconer (The View), Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Owen Morris (producer of Oasis, The Verve, Ash and MGC’s debut album MGC 1).

MGC play live in Dumfries as part of their UK tour supporting the release of their second album MGC 2 in March.

Support comes from special guests Dumfries' own rock 'n' roll luminaries The Lutras.


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets online £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 11 April
MacTallicaMacTallica

plus Last Alibi

Formed in 2012, Mactallica have built a solid reputation as Scotland’s most authentic, accurate tribute to the heavy metal giants, Metallica!! With a vast vocabulary of Metallica’s songs always ready to go, dazzling musicianship and and an unhealthy obsession with replicating the real, live experience of a Metallica show, Mactallica have been receiving rave reviews across Scotland from fans who have seen the real deal!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £7. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Shock City Productions presents...
Saturday 18 April
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 9 May
EurythmacsEurythmacs

SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS!

The UK's greatest ALL LIVE authentic tribute to Annie Lennox and The Eurythmics, taking you on a journey back to the 1980s and 90s replicating the stadium tours and million selling albums covering hit after hit including Sweet Dreams are Made of This, Little Bird, No More I Love Yous, There Must be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) and more.

Attention to detail, not only in the songs, but the whole persona of Annie, you would be forgiven for thinking you were back in 1987 on the Revenge Tour. The energy, the passion and excitement, the hand crafted costumes, the amazing musicians, and of course, a wee Scottish lassie with that haircut and that voice. NOT TO BE MISSED!!



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £11, or £13 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 22 May
WrestWrest

After sold-out shows at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and Edinburgh's Mash House, hotly-tipped Scottish indie band wrest make their debut in Dumfries - hometown to 3/4 of the band.

Their sound combines soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies, reminiscent of bands like Frightened Rabbit, The National, Idlewild, Snow Patrol and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

Debut album Coward of Us All has met with critical acclaim in the UK and overseas, pushing the music to an international audience.

"Scotland's best new band" Border Telegraph

"Best Scottish Album 2019" Scots Whay Hae /Postcards from the Underground

"Scotland's most exciting emerging live act" BBC Radio Shetland

“An emotional adventure you have to experience” Independent Music News

"Album of the Week" BBC Radio Rapal

"Ones to Watch 2020" Independent Music News


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 17 July
The Total Stone RosesThe Total Stone Roses

plus Oaysis

The Spike Island 30th Anniversary Tour: 1990 - 2020

In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’ and the following year cemented their reputation as one of the UK’s most notable acts by performing at Spike Island, Widness on May 27th 1990. This was a generation defining gig, a gathering of people during ‘the second summer of love’ that epitomised the Madchester and Rave counter culture movement of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s.

In 2020, The Total Stone Roses (UK’s No.1 Stone Roses tribute) celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this incendiary event with a full UK & Ireland Tour.

If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite Stone Roses anthems performed live by the UK’s finest tribute!

Support comes from Oaysis, one of the UK’s best Oasis tribute bands performing a hits packed set that’s guaranteed to be BIBLICAL!


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £15 in advance £20 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 21 August
Atom Heart FloydAtom Heart Floyd

Made up of four core members, with collectively over 75 years of studio and live performance between them, Atom Heart Floyd aim to sonically reproduce Pink Floyd's music as accurately as possible.

The band combine live musical performance with the latest digital technology to perform fan favourites from across Pink Floyd's back catalogue, including hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here, right up to their final album, The Endless River, capturing the essence of Pink Floyd's iconic live and studio sound.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 22 August
The Absolute JamThe Absolute Jam

Capturing the authentic raw energy and sound of The Jam’s early punk roots in addition to playing a full range of songs from The Jam’s back catalogue. Playing everything from In The City, Going Underground, Town Called Malice, Eton Rifles & The Modern World to a variety of album tracks and B sides! The most passionate and accurate homage to the music of The Jam available today. That's Entertainment!



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £7.50. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Shock City Productions presents...
Saturday 12 September
Dirty HarryDirty Harry

 

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 19 September
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 24 October
Almost PinkAlmost Pink

Get Your Party Started with...‘Almost Pink’, the UK's Best Selling Pink Tribute Show.

The woman behind 'Almost Pink' is Sheffield born singer songwriter Kyla. She is a powerful performer in her own right; accomplished and versatile with an outstanding vocal talent. Kyla is a highly respected singer, pianist and musician with many years experience within the industry. Performing has taken her all over the world, working with artists such as the original Temptations and many more. A record contract led to the recording of her own material which did extremely well in the dance charts. She now works alongside some well-known Dance music producers and DJ's, like Andy Littlewood, Darwin, Max Porcelli, Billy Daniel Bunter, JakaziD, as well as many others. She writes and produces for various record companies including Ministry of Sound and 989 Records. Writing and Recording in her very own project studio. Kyla also does session vocals for some of the Wii Nitendo games. Kyla will also be producing a CD which will be called "COVERED" and will feature at least ten tracks from Kyla's favourite contemporary artists.

Almost pink
Get your Party Started with ‘Almost Pink’ A thrilling, scintillating modern rock tribute show. Kyla's ‘Almost Pink Show’ captures the style, vocal technique, powerful energy and punk-ish no-nonsense attitude that is Pink. This Pink Tribute show encompasses the very essence of Pink right before your eyes. The superstar Pink already has five multi-platinum selling albums behind her, she has sold out several worldwide tours and has a massive loyal fan base behind her along with many catchy hit songs including:-

So What
Get The Party Started
Who Knew
Stupid Girls
Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
U+Ur Hand
Just Like a Pill
Trouble
God is a DJ
Nobody Knows
Don’t Let Me Get Me
Family Portrait
Lady Marmalade. . . and many many more.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £12.50. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 29 January
Frankly The Smiths

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute act to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend's back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in Dumfries at The Venue.

From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 20 February
PorkpiePorkpie

If you were into music in the late 70s and early 80s, the chances are you were into 2-Tone, the iconic Coventry based label that was home to Ska revivalists like The Beat, The Selecter, Madness and the amazing Specials. Eight piece ska band Porkpie come to the venue Dumfries on Saturday 20th February to faithfully recreate the songs of 2 Tone and rocksteady ska. This band are the real deal, from the classic ‘big’ ska band mould, with a full brass section, keys, guitars and porkpie hats to match they play with an intensity and energy that will have you dancing into 2021!



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.